Some thoughts on the strategy of retiring projects and how we look back at our work on the new tools page.Continue reading
Stream Congress Case Study on HTML5Rocks.com
I wrote a detailed case study of what went into building Stream Congress. It's up on Google's HTML5 Rocks, an excellent resource for building cutting-edge web apps.
In particular, I cover how to get WebSockets and EventSource up and running, on both the server and the browser.Continue reading
Stream Congress: A real-time data stream for Congress
Last month, we announced a preview of Stream Congress, and today we're making it available for general consumption. Stream Congress gives you a quick look into what exactly your members of Congress are up to. Resembling a lifestream (but for Congress), the app takes in data points from various sources and combines them into a clean, real-time interface.Continue reading
Stream Congress: An HTML5 App in the Google Chrome Web Store
Earlier today, Google announced their Chrome Web Store. For its launch, Sunlight is thrilled to announce a new HTML5 app called Stream Congress. Stream Congress gives you a quick look into what exactly your members of Congress are up to. Resembling a lifestream (but for Congress), the app takes in data points from various sources and combines them into a clean, real-time interface. Consider the app to be in a Developer Preview for now: we're going to launch it in earnest when the new Congress begins in January. Your feedback is appreciated.
Today, I wanted to share with the Sunlight developer community the process behind building this HTML5 app. It really does feel like we're entering a new era of the Web, and it's important for the civic hacking community to lead the way.Continue reading